This article will give you valuable information on the potential risks of selling your private property rights through the use of a conservation easement. Continue reading
Interior Department Releases List of Monuments Under Review, Announces First-Ever Formal Public Comment Period for Antiquities Act Monuments
THIS IS SO COOL! FINALLY a president who recognizes a national land grab of epic proportions when he sees it!
For the first time ever the Department of Interior is calling for a review of all National Monuments, including Marine National Monuments, containing over 100,000 acres AND they are encouraging the public to weigh in.
This article provides a list of National Monuments that will be reviewed and their acreage. You will be amazed at the number of acres represented in this list-and this is not a total list of all National Monuments. The article also provides all the information you need to provide your comments. It also validates that it is the job of the federal government to allow the citizen to help shape policy; particularly when the citizens’ property rights are caught in the cross-hairs, in this case, of the Antiquities Act.
The article does not make it clear if citizens who are not directly impacted should chime in or not. This is concerning because it is likely various powerful and politically motivated environmental groups, like the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, etc. will be doing everything in their power to Delphi the process. For this reason I urge all of you to, at the least, send in general comments such as “without strong property rights in America, we will be deprived of a strong economy and the ability to be self-reliant”.
This is yet another opportunity provided to the citizen by the Trump Administration to restore America. To take advantage of this opportunity read this article by clicking on this link.
Comments may be submitted online after May 12 at http://www.regulations.gov by entering “DOI-2017-0002” in the Search bar and clicking “Search,” or by mail to Monument Review, MS-1530, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.
If you understand sustainable development, you understand its goal is to allow the global elite to control all of the world’s resources (air, water, land,) and people. The day-to-day operations for this grand scheme are to be carried out by hordes of unelected bureaucrats (sometimes called engineers or technocrats).
This is being done a variety of ways; through the use of conservation easements, the Wildlands Project, and through abuse of the Antiquities Act by our presidents. (For more information on these topics review Lesson 3).
The Antiquities Act, which was passed in 1906, authorizes the president to single-handedly designate any federal public land as a national monument. When used incorrectly, besides tying up resources critical to national security, the Antiquities Act diminishes private property rights in America destroying economic activity and the ability for America’s citizens to live self-sufficient lives independent of the federal government.
Fortunately President Trump’s Executive Order to review the designations under the Antiquities Act will begin the process of reining in abuse of private property rights. This executive order may actually cause a number of national monuments to be returned back to the control of the state and/or private citizens. To read the actual E.O., which is relatively short, with clear and important wording, please click on this link.
Antiquities Act Executive Order-Overwrought Response Disregards Real Risks of Lack of Transparency and Unbridled Presidential Discretion
This important article explains why presidents with a stroke of their pens have been allowed the power to designate using the Antiquities Act virtually any feature anywhere in America as a national monument; even though the designations often cause damage to local communities, private citizens, and/or national security. To read this article, please click on this link.
Note: The author of this article, when he discussed lack of transparency and public involvement in the decision-making process, is describing the Delphi Technique (also known a Visioning or Consensus Planning).
The Delphi Technique, which was discussed in detail in Lesson 9 at www.agenda21course.com, allows those in control of the process to orchestrate in advance the outcome they desire at the end of the process. Progressives make sure the predetermined outcome is obtained by preventing those citizens most likely to be harmed by the process any real input to the process. There is an illusion that these citizens are affecting the outcome, but in reality that is not the case. The outside forces decide who gets the important seats at the table and manipulate what data is allowed to be used to make the final decision. The citizens most likely to be harmed never have a chance. The predetermined outcome was never in doubt. The game is rigged from the beginning. The folks whose land is taken by or affected in a negative way by the Antiquities Act rarely have a chance to truly affect the final designation.
Whether President Trump is aware of Agenda 21 and all of its ramification, it would appear at the least common sense has made it clear to him that a deteriorated military and a bloated federal government spitting out economy choking regulations is not a good thing for a strong America. To read more about the trend in D.C. to alter this paradigm, click on this link.
Hope springs eternal for two reasons; the citizen and the leadership provided by Donald Trump. If we, the citizen, refuse to be silenced and shoved to the back of the bus, and instead rally behind Donald Trump’s leadership, we may yet prevail. This uplifting article highlights how President Trump by undermining the Waters of the United States E.O. (WOTUS) with the stroke of his pen frees up immense economic activity while protecting our sacred property rights. Read this encouraging article by clicking on this link.
This article explains how the Obama regime, after fining American companies massive amounts of money, “encouraged/incentivized” those same companies to “donate” upwards of 3 billion dollars to Leftist activist organizations. Keep in mind two things. This money should have gone into the U.S. treasury to lessen the burden on the taxpayer. Second, these companies must recover the “donated” money from somewhere. One guess as to where they might find this money. Yup, you. By charging you higher prices for their goods and services theses companies restore their bottom line. This is not a victimless crime. We, the American people are the victim. To learn more click on this link.
Suggestion: Call you U.S. Representative and Senators and encourage them to support James Lankford (R. Oklahoma) who introduced the Stop Settlement Slush Fund Act of 2017, and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R. Virginia) who submitted similar legislation in the house.
There is also a larger bill attempting to address the $83 billion in fees, fines, and other revenue independent of the appropriations process being addressed by U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R. Ala.). This bill would take away control of these revenue streams from the bureaucrats in the various federal agencies and return control of the funds back to the Congress. The bill is known as the Agency Accountability Act (H.R. 850). These bills should go a long way towards reducing the abuse by the Obama Administration.